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Chest pain variant asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6614613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the cases of three patients who initially presented with chest pain but were ultimately diagnosed as having asthma. None had audible wheezing. A diagnosis of asthma was entertained and ultimately supported by a clinical response to bronchodilator therapy. Only one patient had significant but intermittent documentable reversible airway obstruction, while another had marked sensitivity to methacholine bronchial challenge. Two patients required short courses of oral corticosteroids before symptom ablation.
Authors:
E J Whitney; J M Row; R N Boswell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Asthma / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use*
Cough / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Forced Expiratory Volume
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Vital Capacity
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bronchodilator Agents

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